Monday, July 26, 2010

IHNC Hurricane Surge Protection Wall Video

Here is a short video about the largest design build project ever built by the USACE in America. We were proud to have been apart of building the Surge protection wall that will help keep the people of New Orleans safe for years to come.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dangerous E Coli Levels Closes Missouri Beaches

SSE’s efforts to help communities handle their waste water issues is important to all our citizens. Here is a story in the springfield News leader about the problem e coli have been causing at a few of Missouri’s lakes this summer. LINK HERE.

Beaches at Three State Parks Close
Swimming beaches at three Missouri state parks will be closed this weekend due to E. coli levels higher than the standard set by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Water samples drawn Monday from public beaches at Pomme de Terre, Harry S Truman and Wakonda state parks showed E. coli levels in excess of the department’s standard for state park beaches. The public beach at Wakonda State Park will remain closed because of E. coli levels approximately three times higher than the department’s standard for a single sample. Results from Monday’s sample taken from the park’s public beach showed 727 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water.
Both Hermitage Beach at Pomme de Terre State Park and the Day Use Beach at Harry S Truman State Park have been closed previously this season because of E. coli.
Monday’s sample from Hermitage Beach had 980.4 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water, while the Truman State Park Day Use Beach sample contained 920.8 colonies per 100 milliliters.
The Truman State Park Campground Beach and the Pittsburg Beach at Pomme de Terre State Park both met the department standard and will remain open for the weekend. To provide a safer beach experience for park visitors, the Department of Natural Resources will close beaches at state parks if a single sample is above 235 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water, which is also the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s single-sample guideline for a swimming beach.
The three closed beaches have been posted with signs notifying visitors of the closure and will remain closed until E. coli levels fall below the department standard.
The 1,054-acre Wakonda State Park is located south of LaGrange in Lewis County.

The 734-acre Pomme de Terre State Park, which has two separate locations along the 7,800-acre Pomme De Terre Lake, is located near the communities of Pittsburg and Hermitage in Hickory County. The 1,440-acre Harry S Truman State Park is located west of Warsaw in Benton County.

No other state park beaches tested high for E. coli levels; however, bacterial levels often rise after heavy rains and lake users should use their judgment when swimming after heavy rains. The latest information on beach closings at state parks is available online at

E. coli is a bacteria found in the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals, including humans. While most strains of E. coli are harmless, some strains can cause gastrointestinal illness.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Brad Allbritton accepted to Business Networking International

BRANSON, MO - Brad Allbritton of Schultz and Summers Engineering (SSE) was recently accepted as a member in the Branson Show Me the Business chapter of Business Networking International (BNI). The Branson chapter is comprised of 45 different businesses that help each other with referrals. Brad and SSE are the only Civil engineering surveying company in that chapter and his participation fills a needed void in Branson. Chapter president John Cheary of Affordable Moving Service stated, “We are excited to have Brad join our chapter. He has already referred business to our other members and we needed a company like SSE in our group.”Brad
Allbritton Accepted to BNI

The Branson Show Me The Business chapter meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 9:15am in Branson's Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2820 W Hwy 76; inside BUCKINGHAMS RESTAURANT 5th floor of Tower B, phone (417) 337-7777. It is a growing chapter but there are still several profession openings. You can go to here and check out the current membership and possible openings.

BNI of Missouri/Southern Illinois is a dynamic organization that was established in December 1994 and is currently operated by Scott T. Simon and Teresa Simon, Executive Directors. In 2001, Area Directors were assigned certain areas to better support chapters and members. Their overall responsibility is to provide the materials, support, guidance and infrastructure to their assigned chapters for the generation of business referrals among members and for the maintenance of smooth chapter operation and the recruitment of new chapter members.

About BNI
Started in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of Business Network Int'l., Inc., (BNI) provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to further business through word of mouth marketing.
BNI is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per profession to join a chapter. Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone new who could use your products or service they hand your card out and recommend your services. It's as simple as that! Last year, members of BNI passed thousands of referrals which generated millions of dollars worth of business for each other!

It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of "what goes around comes around". If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30% 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!!
Successful businesses depend on word of mouth. Word of mouth advertising is the best advertising there is and is the most cost-effective form of advertising. BNI provides a structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business leads. It does so by providing an environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this "formal" relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business. If referrals are an important part of your business, then the BNI is the organization for you.